A recent innovation in the treatment of varicose veins is the use of medical glue known as VenaSeal (cyanoacrylate) to physically shut down and seal the main defective vein.
VenaSeal Adhesive (Glue), is a safe, medical grade glue that is used to shut the main Saphenous Vein in the thigh. Once the vein has been glued shut, it will undergo a process of hardening (referred to as Sclerosis) and will be gradually absorbed by the body. The procedure is very safe and minimally invasive.
The Procedure involves the placement of a very small amount of VenaSeal Medical Glue into the vein through a small catheter. Once the affected vein is closed, blood is immediately re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg. Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal does not require a Regional Nerve Block or large volumes of Anaesthesia. Furthermore, there are no pre-procedures drugs involved and patients can return to their normal activities right after the treatment. VenaSeal does not require any immediate post-treatment pain medication or uncomfortable compression stockings.
This procedure leads to permanent closure of the diseased vein and helps resolve lower leg varicose veins, and the related symptoms of pain, heaviness and aching.